- Like the second cricket innings, Allah has given me a second life – Abid
- The PCB medical team has developed a rehabilitation plan for Abid that could help in his return to sport
- Cricket is my life, it is a precious aspect of my life that I do not want to give up – Abid Ali
Calling his recovery from “acute coronary syndrome” as “a second life,” Pakistani batsman Abid Ali said he is looking forward to returning to cricket. Abid has started his rehabilitation at the National Center for High Performance in Pakistan. The 34-year-old was diagnosed with ‘Acute Coronary Syndrome’ after he complained of chest pain while hitting in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.
The team’s doctors took him to a local hospital where he underwent ‘angioplasty’. Abid told ‘PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) Digital’: “Just like cricket has its second entry, Allah has given me a second life.”
He said: “I started to feel discomfort and pain in my chest while hitting. When the pain intensified, I also consulted my hitting partner Azhar Ali. After this, I began to leave the field with the permission of the umpires. But in the borderline I started vomiting. and I started to feel dizzy. The team physio and Dr. Asad (the Central Punjab team doctor) came running up to me and immediately took me to the hospital. “
He said: “The doctors did my ECG (electrocardiogram), which did not work well. They said that a normal person’s heart works at 55 percent, while mine works only at 30 percent. One of my heart valves is blocked. . I was”.
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The PCB medical team has developed a rehabilitation plan for Abid that can help her return to sport. He said: “Cricket is my life. It is a precious aspect of my life that I do not want to give up. I am trying to get back to cricket as soon as possible. I hope to be back soon.”